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Preston snow: Friday morning sees winter wonderland in the city

Posted on - 4th March, 2016 - 7:32am | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
Snow in Fulwood and in Penwortham. Second pic: Louise Hogg

Snow in Fulwood and in Penwortham. Second pic: Louise Hogg

Snow is falling thick and fast across Preston and Lancashire.

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A Met Office weather warning is in force for snow and ice until 3pm in the city.

Prestonians have been waking up to a bit of a winter wonderland in their back gardens.

The chief forecaster states: “At low levels, rain or sleet is more likely. However, any heavier bursts of precipitation could readily turn to snow almost anywhere to give a more localised covering of 1 to 2 cm. In addition, ice is likely to be an additional hazard on untreated surfaces.”

Drivers are being warned by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service to take extra care on the roads, especially any which are untreated.

The M65 was worst affected with delays of more than half an hour for many drivers between Preston and Blackburn.

Two Preston primary schools decided to close their doors due to the snow, Deepdale Community and Moorbrook both listed the ‘adverse weather conditions’ as their reason for not opening.

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